Spending Some Time in the Clooney Bin

Actor George Clooney said some things in a recent interview that are typical confusing liberal tripe, but I thought I’d quickly point out a couple of items he said to use as specific examples. 

The first thing the American left often opines is something along the line of what Clooney said in this interview: 

“It is probably the worst time ever for us (the US) internationally. When you go to Europe, for the most part, they just hate us. Not individually, but they think we are just like these big bullies—and quite honestly, we have acted like that. That has been the most unusual twist in the last few years, having to defend being an American.” 

Defend being an American? Speak for yourself, George. I for one don’t defend being an American as much as I apologize for sharing the same turf with vacuous leftist actors. 

But as we read on about Americans who think America is the problem, as usual and oddly enough, all the specific examples of world misery are things that don’t happen in the United States.  

Clooney believes the rest of the world thinks we’re bullies, but then says, “We didn’t do anything about Rwanda.” The fact that this inaction or botched action took place under the watch of the left’s hero, Bill Clinton, aside, if we did take action, we’d have been “bullies” to Clooney and his foreign pals. 

Clooney is billed as “an outspoken critic of the genocide currently taking place in western Sudan” (as if the rest of us are proponents) and speaks of “hundreds and hundreds of people dying in vicious attacks in places all around the world.” Unless George considers our national defense part the creation of this problem, which he may, again, the U.S. is one of the few places where these things don’t happen. 

The left, as always, wants it both ways. They join hands and call for the United States to help in all areas of the world where misery exists. Then, when and if that “help” takes place in whatever form, they call the United States “bullies.” 

You can’t have it both ways, George. “Suspension of disbelief” only works in movies. The tactic many American liberals use is similar to Clooney’s. They hide behind “somebody else’s” opinion to give their own: “Europeans believe that we’re _____.” These are the people who go to a shrink to get advice “for a friend.” 

By the way, my wife just said, “Clooney’s so good looking that a lot of women don’t care if he doesn’t make sense.” I guess that about says it all, eh?

Can a man who lives like this have a firm grip on reality? I mean, seriously.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.